Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "IPA" Tag

Dogfish Cover

Dogfish is here, and it’s a big deal

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has finally come to Minnesota and it’s a very big deal, but not for the reasons you may think. Now in it’s 21st year, Delaware’s Dogfish Head is expanding into the local market at a time [...]

March 22, 2017 news and annoucements, tasting and critique

seasonality of the south

Living in Minnesota, I am no stranger to seasonality. There is a certain rhythm that accompanies Midwestern living – the anticipation of spring, a longing for more summer days, but also some respite in the cooler months of fall. Next [...]

September 7, 2015 north carolina, Travel
Pinner and Slow Ride

Session IPA comparison

I once heard the term “session” explained as taking a sip, and being ready for another once you’ve swallowed the first. I don’t entirely agree with this explanation, but it’s one of the better I’ve heard. It conveys the idea that [...]

June 1, 2015 Uncategorized
northeast to go fair state sociable

northeast to go!

Two brewing operations out of northeast have recently put their product into convenient carrying packages for all the world – or in this case the Twin Cities – to enjoy. I’m talking about bombers from Fair State Brewing Cooperative and [...]

April 10, 2015 Uncategorized
Half Acre black saison

half acre brewing, chicago

I had whet my palate for Half Acre days before, at Blue Door in Armitage, and was pumped to visit the place. Half Acre is located north of downtown, east of Logan Square. It has a taproom alongside the brewery [...]

March 24, 2015 illinois, Travel

to brew a gruit

What styles of beer are most popular among American craft beer drinkers? Hands down, the hoppy ones. IPAs, EPAs, Pale Ales, (…oh my). Sure, there are several popular styles that rely much more on the malt character than the bitter [...]

April 16, 2013 greater minnesota, history and traditional styles, homebrewing, the twin cities